I came to yoga for the first time last spring. My job as an elementary school teacher brings demands on my time and my energy — both physical and emotional. Over the years, I have felt myself struggling to meet my own life, to really join in it fully, and unable to be capably interactive and loving in its aspects: work, family, self, the world. Since beginning my practice, I feel myself coming into my life in a more accepting way; with less judgment of myself and of others, and so much more peacefully than I ever have before. The bonus for me is that, like life, yoga is a process of opening and learning. So it will always be there for me, helping me nurture and support myself; it's faith.
Thank you very much for your repeat of the piece on Seane Corn. I hadn't heard it the first time. She is an inspirational personal representation of karma. Her discussion of intention in particular is something I want to bring into my practice more consciously.
Also as my husband and I listened this morning, a recurring question came up once more when we heard statements about groups who object to Christian language in yoga, or want to "take yoga back." It amazes us that there are people who would like to own — in a proprietary way — religion or aspects of spirituality.
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